Tag: "episodes" at medical news
Emergency departments may often under-diagnose mental disorders in youth
...lf of emergency visits by young people treated for episodes
of deliberate self-harm," the authors conclude. "This suggests substantial underrecognition of mental illness and likely inadequate referral for follow-up mental health care. Further research is clearly needed to better understand the extent and reas...
Panic disorder appears to increase risk of coronary heart disease
...s. Panic disorder involves unexpected and repeated episodes
of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms including chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness or abdominal distress. Panic disorder patients are more likely to be female, overweight, smokers and have a history of depressio...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
...ar I disorder, or to treat acute to manic or mixed episodes
associated with bipolar I disorder. FDA also recently approved it for treating bipolar mania. RISPERDAL® is approved for use as therapy alone or in combination with drugs called mood stabilizers, such as lithium or valproate. Symptoms of bipolar ...
Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment
...ng 'panic disorder' persistent 'panic attacks' or episodes
of intense anxiety and arousal at the outset of alcoholism treatment was the best predictor of a relapse to dependence at treatment follow-up. This pattern suggests that panic disorder is a risk factor for a major relapse, and social phobia a ris...
Evidence that arsenic was responsible for the madness of King George III
...While on the throne King George III had five major episodes
of prolonged and profound mental derangement. The King's illness was originally thought to be a psychiatric disorder but the physical manifestations of the illness revealed the monarch suffered from acute attacks of porphyria--a genetic defect leadin...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3
...t the person needs hospital treatment. During most episodes
people use inhaled beta-2-agonists, but in more severe cases these alone may not be enough to restore breathing to normal. The Cochrane Review Authors therefore searched the literature to examine the evidence regarding the use of inhaled magnesium su...
Study reveals better drug option for emergency treatment of seizures in children
...ber 2000 and February 2004 there were 219 separate episodes
of seizures involving 177 children aged 6 months a...azolam treatment was successful in 61 of 109 (56%) episodes
and for rectal diazepam 30 out of 110 (27%) episodes
were successfully treated. Dr McIntyre conclude...
One-drug therapy works for bipolar disorder
...proved for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes
in bipolar I disorder and the treatment of schizop...evels of energy and impulsiveness alternating with episodes
of major depression), in which researchers specifically studied the drug's impact on the depressive ...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...ences over the longer term with an average of nine episodes
per lifetime.6 Michael Grinter, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1996 and currently works with MDF The BiPolar Organisation, comments "Without the right treatment, management and support for bipolar disorder, the condition means that you wi...
Antibiotic treatment not necessary for majority of children with conjunctivitis
...is every year. This amounts to more than 1 million episodes
in the UK and more than 5 million in the USA. Diagnosis of the condition is usually straightforward but doctors find difficulty in differentiating a viral cause from a bacterial cause. Standard practice is to prescribe antibiotic eye drops, although ...
Bipolar disorder linked to specific brain regions; certain drugs alter brain metabolism
...pproaches. Bipolar disorder II is characterized by episodes
of less severe mania, called hypomania, and major depression. Using PET imaging, researcher Carlos Zarate, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, studied the brains of patients with bipolar II depression before their symptoms emerged, and ...
Gastric bug link to irregular heart rhythm
...tent atrial fibrillation than those with spasmodic episodes
of irregular heart rhythm. H pylori is a very resilient bacterium and has properties that enable it to escape detection by the immune system, say the authors. And chronic gastritis, caused by persistent H pylori infection, may predispose to atrial f...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...t treated and particularly if they suffer repeated episodes
of the deficiency." - Combining in vivo brain imaging and animal research allows for an unprecedented examination of underlying mechanisms of damage. "Alcohol dependence follows a longitudinal course," explained Harper, "from initiation to devel...
Fish oil supplements may be harmful to patients with abnormal heart rhythms
...ers enrolled patients who had suffered from recent episodes
of either ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricu...wo-year period, the ICD memories were reviewed for episodes
of VT and VF. Researchers then compared the number of episodes
in the placebo group with that of the...
Prevalence and severity of mental illness in the United States
...tial treatment contacts among people with incident episodes
of mental disorders," the authors write. "Additional large-scale public education programs and expanded use of National Screening Days continue to hold great promise for hastening detection and treatment. Interventions to speed initial treatment co...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
...among vaccine recipients who did get shingles, the episodes
generally were far milder than they otherwise would have been." "For some people, shingles can result in months or even years of misery," comments study leader Michael N. Oxman, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at the San Diego VA Healthcare ...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
.... In reported cases, patients experienced repeated episodes
of nausea and vomiting. Patients who develop recurrent nausea or vomiting, unexplained acidosis, or a low bicarbonate level while receiving ZYVOX should receive immediate medical evaluation. Spontaneous reports of serotonin syndrome associated with ...
Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived
...ld or severe, a single episode or recurring. Major episodes
of depression last for at least two weeks, with impairment in performing daily activities, and a combination of symptoms such as a depressed mood, loss of enjoyment in previously pleasurable activities, changes in appetite, changes in sleep patterns,...
New data show the efficacy of EQUETRO in patients with Bipolar I Disorder
...e treatment of patients with acute manic and mixed episodes
associated with Bipolar I Disorder. Individual st...rganization. Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes
of feeling overly "high" and/or irritable, called mania, and of depression, with periods of normal m...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...otal of 18,158 antipsychotic monotherapy treatment episodes
for bipolar and manic disorders were identified from a claims database in the United States. Adherence measures included treatment compliance, captured by regularity of prescription refills, and treatment duration. Atypical antipsychotics included S...
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